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ISS - Do you live near Leatherhead?


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Was just playing around in Stellarium and noticed the ISS passes close to the moon for me this evening, but if you live in Leatherhead it will pass right in-front of it at 19:08.

Too bright still for it to be seen in the sky at 7pm, but I wonder if you'd be able to see it in silhouette against the moon? Or would it appear a similar brightness to the moon?

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Sorry to hijack but where can i find the codes to add things like ISS to the script for Stellarium? I added the recent comet as someone pasted the code on a thread here somewhere but is there a site that has a list of other 'add-able' objects?

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I was driven to the point of giving up astronomy by the weather because I was into things such as eclipses and occultations.

The worst was an occultation of Saturn my the moon in a perfectly clear sky. At the point of contact a single cloud appeared and obscured it.

I took it as a sign and not bothered since because I can't handle the frustration.

Martyn.

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Likewise - I never saw;

Hale Bopp (clouds),

never saw Halleys Comet (clouds),

the partial eclipse in Devon (clouds),

last lord knows how many perseids (clouds, rain and light pollution)

I did get to see Mars transit the Bee Hive but only cos I didnt know it was taking place.

I suspect a bit of Zen comes into it - stop loooking for it and you'll find it :eek:

These days whenever someone says 'oooh theres an astro event' I just assume it will be cloudy and dont pay it much mind.

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Sorry to hijack but where can i find the codes to add things like ISS to the script for Stellarium? I added the recent comet as someone pasted the code on a thread here somewhere but is there a site that has a list of other 'add-able' objects?

http://stargazerslounge.com/astro-lounge/108876-am-i-just-daft.html

Says how on the link above.

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